Tim Taylor, a 2016 Wall of Fame nominee, graduated from SBHS in 1977. He was born in South Bend to the late Dick and Irene Taylor.
Tim had an illustrious athletic career at South Bend, earning 12 athletic letters in football, basketball, track and baseball. A two time 1st team All-State basketball performer, Tim helped lead the Indians to 4 consecutive state trophies under the direction of Hall of Fame coach Don Koplitz. In 1976, the Indians finished 27-1, winning the District IV ‘A’ Championship and losing by a single point in the semi-final game of the state tournament. He set a single game scoring record of 45 points in a district tournament game in 1977, while averaging 27 points a game. Tim scored 1,645 points in his four years at South Bend, while he and his teammates won an amazing 91 games over his four years. Tim was honored his senior year by being selected to play in the All Classification All State game.
Following graduation from SBHS, Tim went on to be a 4 year letter winner at the University of Puget Sound where he was a two year starter for the nationally ranked Loggers and Hall of Fame coach Don Zech.
After college, Tim moved to Brewster WA, where he and his wife Sonya raised their family, Michael, Martha, Stockton, Becky Mae, Timbo and Joe while working in the apple, cherry and pear industry. Tim’s oldest son Michael was the 2011 National Division 3 Player of the Year while playing for Whitworth College.
In 1997 Tim became the head coach of the Brewster Bear’s basketball team that he still coaches today. Over his 16 years, he has lead Brewster to 14 straight state tournament appearances, 12 tournament trophies, including 5 straight championship games, winning three State A titles. Additionally, his teams have won 11 league titles and 10 district titles. His current record is 374-80 and counting.
Tim was selected as the State A coach of the year 3 times in addition to being selected league coach of the year 5 times. He has also served 5 years as a coach for the Washington – Oregon Game coaching staff, including one year as the head coach.